Monday, 16 October 2017


Article 13 Open letter – Monitoring and Filtering of Internet Content is Unacceptable - huge support to drop idea

Iraqi forces clash with Kurds in operation to ‘impose security’ on Kirkuk - #iraq on the brink of civil war?

Trump May Not Be Serious About His NBC Threats… But He May Have Violated The First Amendment - naughty, naughty

Tillerson denies ‘castration’ and says diplomacy goes on till ‘first bomb drops’ - well, that’s comforting…

#NHS chiefs spend £100,000 on failed bid to stop #whistleblowing doctor having his day in court - shameful waste

EU commission obscures growing impacts multilateral investment court - “obscures environmental and social impacts”

Council Legal Service On Copyright: ‘Regrettably No Clear Answers Are Given…’ - Article 13 must go

Theresa May to appeal to Macron over Brexit transition period - so she's begging now? take back control, yeah, right

think back to 2012 London Olympics, how proud & united we were as a country; now think what we are today. that is what #brexit has done #UK

Rule out plans to stop patients going to A&E without permission - hunt is just contemptible #NHS

Raju Narisetti joins Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees - sounds good

The refuge system at breaking point - imagine how things will be under post-#brexit hyper-austerity

Whales and dolphins lead ‘human-like lives’ thanks to big brains, says study - also why they must never be in zoos

The European Parliament Should Be Talking About #DRM, Right Now! - DRM must go

Sunday, 8 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171006 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

British tourist faces jail in Dubai after brushing against man in bar - outrageous; solution - don’t go to #dubai

Sack Boris Johnson and reshuffle cabinet, senior Tories to tell May - come on, just do it…

May under pressure over ‘secret advice’ on halting #Brexit - "exit talks with Brussels are heading for disaster"

Nate heralds latest US destruction as 2017 poised for record clean-up bill - much cheaper to address #climatechange

Why it’s not too late to step back from the Brexit brink - as growing #brexit disaster shows, we must step back

Saturday, 7 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171005 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU Call: study on detection & take-down of illegal content - let them know what you think #copyright

Government sets out plans for #ivoryban - at last; now we must all work to make it effective worldwide

Thursday, 5 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171004 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Vast animal-feed crops to satisfy our meat needs are destroying planet - we have got to cut back on soy beans

TiSA impact assessment report ignores crucial human rights concerns - don’t forget about #TISA

German firms told to prepare for hard Brexit or face heavy losses - #brexit coming along nicely, I see…

The Triumphant Return of the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect - lovely tale

Goldman Sachs boosts post-#Brexit plans with Frankfurt office deal - just the start


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171003 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK #privacy laws may allow 230 million Americans to demand personality profiles created by Trump’s big data ally -

Too poor to vote: how Alabama’s ‘new poll tax’ bars thousands of people from voting - so blatant what they’re doing

Tuesday, 3 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171002 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Upload Filters, #Copyright & Magic Pixie Dust - filters don’t work, & aren’t needed, but @EU_Commission wants them

The UK home secretary still doesn’t know how #encryption works, and she’s not ashamed - we are that she can say this

Oracle Tells The White House: Stop Hiring Silicon Valley People & Ditch #OpenSource - @Oracle proves how evil it is

Monday, 2 October 2017


Monarch Airlines collapse - "collapse of sterling following the #Brexit vote"; many more like this to come

Upload Filters, #Copyright And Magic Pixie Dust - @EU_Commission’s non-existent solution to non-existent problem

EU is losing its patience with the US government over its failure to implement properly the #PrivacyShield deal -

Open Letter to Secure Free and Open Source Software Ecosystem in the EU #Copyright Review - bin the #uploadfilters

Hollywood Using Trump To Undermine The Internet In NAFTA Talks - important explanation of what’s going on

Ireland must learn from UK data protection and ID disasters - UK must learn from them…

UK government outlines plan to be “safest place in the world to go online” - IOW more surveillance, more censorship

Saturday, 30 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170929 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

West Papua independence petition is rebuffed at UN - not good, not fair #westpapua

#Iran's foreign minister urges Europe to defy US if Trump sinks nuclear deal - quite right

Animal cruelty could result in five-year jail sentence under new law - quite right

#Elsevier Launching Rival To #Wikipedia By Extracting Scientific Definitions Automatically From Authors’ Texts -


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170928 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UN experts are worried about the Catalan referendum online crackdown - rightly so…

Pornhub, the World’s Biggest Adult Site, Gives Blind Users an Upgrade - amazing how porn leads the way…

Friday, 29 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170927 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘The last place on Earth’: how Sumatra’s rainforest is being cleared for palm oil - awful; the curse of #palmoil

Putting the environment at the heart of #Brexit - they should; I doubt they will…

Tencent-Backed Meituan Close to $3 Billion-Plus Funding - “a $28 billion valuation” #china

UK’s top supplier of supermarket chicken fiddles food safety dates - the greed of this industry knows no bounds

Macron’s counter-terror bill risks #France’s human rights record, say UN experts - this is not good

Wednesday, 27 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170926 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK treatment of foreign nationals ‘could colour’ MEPs’ view on #Brexit - quite right…

Stunning: Taser wants to turn the public and their smartphones into its big data posse of police informants -

#SESTA Is Being Pushed As The Answer To A Sex Trafficking ‘Epidemic’ That Simply Doesn’t Exist - as usual

Bureau awarded grant to investigate global superbug threat - excellent news - can’t have too much info here

Blue Planet II : The Prequel - if only @realDonaldTrump would watch this, he wouldn’t be so keen to destroy it all

every child who sees Blue Planet II should ask their parents what they are doing to preserve this amazing heritage...


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170925 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘Leave UK immediately’: scientist is latest victim of @ukhomeoffice blunder - more insults & incompetence

Tuesday, 26 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170924 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Brexit bonanza: Lawyers encouraging corporations to sue UK & EU member states - UK public could pay billions #ISDS

The race to save online #privacy: what happens when quantum computers can break all our #crypto? - deep stuff

Meet Shadowsocks, the underground tool that China’s coders use to blast through the Great Firewall - interesting

Interview With Delia Browne - head of Australia’s National Copyright Unit, international fair use expert #copyright

EU citizens will not be fingerprinted or need ID cards, say officials - well, we’ll see… #brexit

NSA-Developed Crypto Technology No Longer Trusted For Use In Global Standards - now, why would that be?

Traveler who refused to give device passwords to police found guilty of obstruction in UK court - outrageous

Monday, 25 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170923 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“One person, one vote, one time isn’t democracy: it’s how dictators keep power.” - #brexit

Sunday, 24 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170922 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘Smart’ Hospital IV Pump Vulnerable To Remote Hack Attack - more #IoT sloppiness

Friday, 22 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170921 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU Diagnosed With © ‘Ostrich Syndrome’: Missing Study On Piracy - in-depth analysis of buried report on #copyright

The Village Voice prints its final edition – with Bob Dylan on the cover - end of an era; sad it’s online only now

Thursday, 21 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170920 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Bashkir becomes the first language collated inside MediaWiki - yay

Florida Trump Flash Mobs Organized by the Russian “Troll Factory” - great analysis

EU Brexit negotiator attacks Johnson’s ‘old-fashioned’ views on identity - it’s johnson & #brexiters who are wrong

Opening the black boxes: algorithmic bias and the need for accountability - this is serious and urgent

‘He headbutted me’: Tony Abbott says he was assaulted by yes campaigner - I thought it was called “shirtfronting”…

Irish border data underlines huge task facing #Brexit negotiators - "110m border crossings last year "

Beijing’s Securitization Strategy in Tibet & Xinjiang - “overlooked risk is the alienation of local Han population”

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170919 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

HP Brings Back Obnoxious #DRM That Cripples Competing Printer Cartridges - @HP hates its customers

Demand Heart Radio stops promoting cruel @SeaWorld - this is completely irresponsible given the animal cruelty there

Free Software Foundation Europe Leads Call For Taxpayer-Funded Software To Be Licensed For Free Re-use -

Florida Utilities Lobbied To Make It Illegal For Solar Users To Use Panels In Wake Of Hurricanes, Outages - obscene

I Have Nothing to Hide – Really? Here’s why #privacy matters to all of us - amazing this still needs to be said


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170918 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Australia’s record-breaking winter beats average highs by 2C, Climate Council says - when will #AU government act?

EU Kick-Starts #PSI Directive Review - your chance to make your views heard: let’s push for #opendata

Me, my data and I: Decode and the future of the personal data economy - an alternative to #surveillance capitalism

EU also preparing “Communication on a balanced, clear and predictable European licensing framework for Standard Essential Patents” #SEP

Boris Johnson could resign if Theresa May opts for ‘Swiss-style’ #Brexit - that’s a feature, not a bug

Blowing the whistle on the meat industry - great report on hugely important issue; mandatory, independent #CCTV now

Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170917 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia & Ukraine - UK gets this free; now throwing it away #brexit

W3C Publishes Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) as a W3C Recommendation - shame on @w3c for adding #DRM to HTML

Soviet officer who averted cold war nuclear disaster dies aged 77 - this is what a modern hero looks like

find out how your MP voted on the EU Withdrawal Bill just enter postcode; can then send email to MP…

“Effective today, @EFF is resigning from the W3C.” - good to see someone has principles #DRM; time to boycott @W3C?

Turkish high school students will no longer be taught “controversial” evolutionary theory - #turkey goes medieval

Shanghai’s newest theater has a three-layered facade that’s always rotating - more amazing architecture in #china

Monday, 18 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170916 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Frustrated EU fears Britain is ‘heading for the #Brexit rocks’ - imagine how the sane 16 millions Brits feel…

#Brazil: Stop #Corruption Killing the Amazon - 1.2 million have signed; let’s make it 1.5 million…

James O’Brien Explains Why Voters Have Been ‘Conned’ Over #Brexit - this is really good - very clear explanation

Call to Action: Write to the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee on the upcoming #copyright vote -

Hardline Israeli rabbis use tough checks on Jewish identity to block marriages - rational solution: embrace atheism

Sunday, 17 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170915 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK exporters have ‘hoarded’ gains from fall in sterling, says ONS - another reason why #brexit will be a disaster

UK legal claims grow over exposure at work to toxic diesel fumes - action needed

All the things we were told about Brexit that now turn out to be wrong - I know it’s hard to keep track, so many now

Saturday, 16 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170914 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Chinese IT giant #Huawei has big plans for the cloud in Western markets, with important implications for #privacy -

Moral Muppets At @Harvard Cave In To The CIA; Rescind Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship - @mmasnick on fine, angry form

Friday, 15 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170913 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Apache Software Foundation Confirms #Equifax Data Breach Due to Failure to Install Patches for Struts Exploit -
Four Times No: Article 13 Censorship Filter Confirmed As Illegal - just bin it #copyright

Home secretary ignores court order & sends asylum seeker to Kabul - UK gov just ignores the law - #brexit breakdown

Thursday, 14 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170912 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New iPhones: why is Apple’s pricing the same in pounds and dollars? - because #brexit has trashed the pound, obvs

Brexit is a great British bore. Europe has moved on, & the UK should be worried - another reason #brexit a disaster

Another threat to your #privacy: the way you write - has the NSA got a yottabyte yet? #surveillance

Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170911 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“ideas – and exponential growth they imply – are getting harder & harder to find” - growth not the point of research

Civil Liberties Groups Release First Report on Ag-Gag Laws - ag-gag laws have one purpose: to hide animal abuse

Welcome to #JEFTA! - which will benefit corporates far more than the public - as usual

How Congress Ignored Science and Fueled Antibiotic Resistance - millions are likely to die because of big-ag greed

Monday, 11 September 2017


Compensation body told Rotherham abuse victim she ‘consented’ - sickening; fire all the people responsible

The UK’s faith in a ‘sweet Brexit’ isn’t just deluded – it’s dangerous - great quote at end:

"the way your suit is ruined with blood stains if the person standing next to you decides to shoot themselves in the foot" #brexit

No Europeans need apply: evidence mounts of discrimination in UK - this is what we have become #WellDoneBrexiters

European #Copyright Reform: A New Directive Against Fundamental Freedoms -

Lighthizer: Buy #GMOs Or Expect A Fight - only EU strong enough to fight this; #brexit means UK will get GMOs

Sunday, 3 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170901 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump’s ambassador to #Israel refers to ‘alleged occupation’ of Palestinian territories - yeah, it was all a dream

the more I read rabid comments of #brexiters, the more it becomes clear it will take 50 years to heal harm #brexit has done to UK society

Saturday, 2 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170831 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Power company kills nuclear plant, plans $6 billion in solar, battery investment - this is the future #renewables

Big Ag Gets Ag-Gag Envy, Helps Bring In ‘Seed-Preemption’ Laws Across The US - more bad stuff #seeds

Thursday, 31 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170830 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Hard border could spell the end for Northern Ireland’s dairy processors - of course; but #brexiters don’t care

Brexit-fuelled energy efficiency myths - #brexiters spreading harmful lies everywhere

A ₹1 Crore Fund to Support Open Source Projects in #India - huge potential there

Estonia on #copyright: Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde and his alter ego on steroids - a slap in the face for the EU public

Even encrypted data streams from the Internet of Things are leaking sensitive information; here’s what we can do -


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170829 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Hello spam and tinned peaches: is Britain facing a Brexit food crisis? - enjoy, #brexiters

urgent: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation today - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

Miss UK says she handed back her crown because she was told to lose weight - well done, her…

India’s Supreme Court Rules Privacy Is Fundamental Right; Big Ramifications For Aadhaar Biometric System & Beyond -

Distracted Boyfriend photographer: “It’s not allowed to use any image without purchasing the proper licence” -

Scale Of Moderating Facebook: It Turns Off 1 Million Accounts Every Single Day - facebook, not linus, does not scale

Brazilian court blocks abolition of vast Amazon reserve - kudos, but: “may be only temporary reprieve for the area”

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170828 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU’s #Brexit negotiator tells UK to speed up and ‘get serious’ - this is going so well

Universities abroad headhunting 95% of UCL’s top EU researchers - #WellDoneBrexiters, destroying UK research

Interview With Raegan Macdonald - Senior Policy Manager @mozilla #copyright #EU #copyrightdirective

#Sweden doubles down on data retention surveillance, includes #VPN surveillance in new leaked proposal - awful move

Letters threatening acid attacks sent to Muslims in Bradford - this is what #brexiters have turned UK into

Turkey’s 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf citadel faces obliteration - unnecessary: #turkey is perfect for solar power

Is this the key to foiling #phishing attacks? Spoiler alert: probably - everyone should do this if poss #security

Total Harvey insurance cost could be as high as $100bn - tackling #climatechange looking cheaper by the day

Man born and raised in UK told he is not a British citizen - @ukhomeoffice strikes again…